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Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: Germanistische Abteilung

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Volume 133, Issue 1


VIII. Der Rechtsstreit um die Verletzung der belgischen Neutralität im Ersten Weltkrieg

Christophe Wampach
Published Online: 2016-10-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.7767/zrgga-2016-0110


The legal discussion on the breach of Belgian neutrality in World War I: This paper focuses on the legal quarrel which ensued from the violation of neutral Belgium in 1914. The aim is to understand why the German argumentation failed to assert the legality of the invasion in international law. To this end, three main arguments put forward by the German legal scholars to justify the breach of Belgium’s neutrality are reviewed, as well as the reply of the allied jurists.

Keywords: World War I; Neutrality; Belgium; Justification

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Published Online: 2016-10-31

Published in Print: 2016-10-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: Germanistische Abteilung, Volume 133, Issue 1, Pages 404–439, ISSN (Online) 2304-4861, ISSN (Print) 0323-4045, DOI: https://doi.org/10.7767/zrgga-2016-0110.

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